Have you ever noticed that basic home cooking is all about the seasonings? Take chicken, for example. It’s a frequently used base for a main course that can be taken in many different directions with just a few seasonings. Want Mexican? Add chipotle chile powder, chile, cumin, jalapeno peppers, cilantro, etc. Want Italian? Add basil, oregano, parsley. To both styles add the ever present onions, garlic, and tomatoes.
Onions and garlic—I rarely cook without them. They are my best friends along with various herbs and spices, and that effervescent duo, salt and pepper.
I am doing back-to-back posts centered on chicken prepared similarly, but taken in two different directions; A Mexican influenced Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas and an Italian inspired Penne with Chicken and Cheesy Sauce.
These chicken enchiladas are my very favorite. The flavor is rich and full. The whole wheat tortillas hold up well to the sauce and do not become mushy. I hope that you will like them, too.
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